So, to say that I’m not a chef would be a more than subtle understatement. But while on this Ideal Protein diet, I’ve managed, among the messes and failures in the kitchen, to prove that sometimes it all works out and nobody gets hurt (not even the hubby!) Last night, when I decided to cook what I’m calling “Crunchy Herb Roasted Chicken Tenders” I went to the end-all, be-all cookbook that is Pinterest. I searched for Ideal Protein and Chicken. I knew I’d seen this recipe before and with it came accolades like, “favorite IP recipe, EVER” and “I could eat this every meal.” Yes, I was hankering for something that good.
Admittedly, it was that good! Well, I don’t want to eat it every meal, but because it was super easy, I’d venture to say fool proof even because well… I did it, and it was tasty which makes it a success! Woohoo!
I made it for two because the hubs was hungry as well. SQUIRREL! (that means I’m having a wee ADD moment, so bear with me!) He usually cooks, by the way, so I think it was hard for him to get out of the way. He’s a big brother too. He’s the oldest in the family and I’m the youngest from mine. It makes for some super hilarious exchanges “big bossy brother” to stubborn wee “I can do it myself” sister. I often pause after he’s made an obvious “suggestion” and give him the feisty little sister look and say, “Are you big brothering me?” He’ll laugh and say, “maybe” or “only when you need it.” Of course, when he doesn’t and I’m three miles past our exit and I realize it and glance his way, he’s got his funny little grin on (the one that’s really cute and charming) because he knows what is coming. “Why didn’t you tell me to get off?” “Because I didn’t want to big brother you.” He can’t win, can he? He does though because we laugh a lot and gets to live with me!
Back to the Fancy Crunchy Herb Roasted Chicken Tenders recipe! You’ll need: All natural organic boneless, skinless chicken breasts, Ideal Protein Garlic and Fine Herb Crisps (one bag per breast), an egg and spray olive oil.
Preheat the oven to 400. Spray a cooking sheet with olive oil. Cut the chicken into “fingers”. In a bowl, whip up one or two eggs. Crush the crisps. I used a zip lock bag and a glass bowl to squish the crisps because I couldn’t find the rolling pin. It worked great. Dip the chicken pieces in the egg and dredge through the crispy crumbs. Coat well. Place on baking sheet. Bake about 9 or 10 minutes and turn them over. Bake a few more until done.
They were very tasty. Hubby liked them too!
October 1, 2014 at 9:58 am
These look yummy!! I have done similar coated in coconut flour and also quite nice:) Thanks for the reminder…been doing cauli mash cottage pies for the last week now and need a change once I polish this last one:)
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October 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm
I’m gonna give that one another try. I’ve had a hard time with the cauliflower mash because I’ve been thinking of them as “fake” potatoes. I’m so weird. I’ve got to start thinking of them as “cauliflower.” Then, make myself eat it!
October 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Definitely not fake potatoes! People that say they are…are delusional! Ha ha. Season it well…add some butter and cheese if your plan permits and it’s really good. I put chilli and cilantro in it if I am eating it with curry. It’s really like a blank canvas in terms of flavour 🙂
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October 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm
Agreed, it is a blank canvass. Now that’s a great way to put it. Might help me actually enjoy it. Thanks!
October 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm
This is delicious , I guess…. I will try Crunchy Herb Roasted Chicken with some different coats
Thanks for recipe.
I came from Voice of Sudhnoti. All the best.
October 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Thanks for stopping by!! I’ll check out your blog too.
October 1, 2014 at 4:49 pm
Where do you get the crisps?
October 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm
Leah, they’re Ideal Protein brand and have to be bought through an Ideal Protein coach. They’ve got 20 g of protein in them.
October 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm
Oh dang that’s a lot of protein! I’ll have to look into this Ideal Protein brand 🙂